Yarra Valley Opera Festival
 
Dates: October 16  - 24, 2021
 
Sadly, not possible in 2021

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 or perhaps want to watch something again? 

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"imagination soars in online festival" - The Age

"pure joy online" - The Herald Sun


"Gertrude Opera's 10-day festival has made a mockery of the limitations imposed by the coronavirus lockdown,
with lively productions highlighting the intimacy and drama that clever camerawork can create"
- Sydney Morning Herald

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love fail

"pure joy online" - The Age
"exceptional...potent and streamlined" - Limelight
"delightfully conceptualised...highly evocative and engaging" - Stage Whispers

Australian Contemporary Opera Co (AUS) - Monk Parrots Production (USA)

music by David Lang
stories by Lydia Davis, and words by David Lang after Gottfried von Strassburg, Beroul, Sir Thomas Malory, Marie de France,
Beatriz Contessa de Dia, Thomas of Britain, the yom kippur liturgy and Richard Wagner
 
Directed by Luke Leonard 
Featuring Amelia Jones  Heather Fletcher  Belinda Paterson  Alexandra Amerides (VIC)
Josh Landis     Charlotte Simcock     Gates Leonard   (USA)
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Together,

Apart

"savagely witty...tender and poignant" - The Age
"an exceptional production...more please." Classic Melbourne
"a captivating and enchanting show" - Stage Whispers
 
An Australian Contemporary Opera Co. (Gertrude Opera) Production

music by Nicholas Gentile   words by Lincoln Hall 
Directed by Linda Thompson 
Featuring  Georgia Wilkinson  Morgan Carter  Nigel Huckle  Sam Ward
With Glenn Amer - piano and Flora Carbo - saxophone
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Kate Kelly

"a strong and vibrant interpretation...no weak links." - The Age / Sydney Morning Herald
 
"an alluring and evocative piece...cleverly bridges personal storytelling and cultural interconnectedness." - Limelight
 
An Australian Contemporary Opera Co. (Gertrude Opera) Production

music by Ross James Carey   words by Merrill Findlay
 Directed by Linda Thompson  
Music Direction by Patrick Burns
Cinematography by Anna Cadden (TAS) Ehran Edwards (NSW) Tiana Koutsis (VIC)
Edited by Greta Nash 
Featuring
Emily Burke as Kate
Andrew Moran as 'Bricky' Foster
Michael Lapiña as Quong Lee

with Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba (violin) Zoe Knighton (cello) Brendan Toohey (clarinet)  Patrick Burns (accordion*)  
*virtual

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